International Tea Day Special Social Program

Saturday December 15, 2012
Inside the Hall of One Hundred Rivers
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

International Tea Day is an annual celebration originally established to bring awareness to the labour and sometimes plight of tea pickers and tea trade workers, and is celebrated in many tea growing countries. To encourage the global mindset with which tea can be appreciated, we want to recognize tea as something that brings people together, and brings our own minds and hearts into an internal space of tranquility, much like the Garden does for the spirit.

Based on the theme of “sharing stories over a cup of tea,” participants of all ages and backgrounds are invited to spend an afternoon in the Garden delighting the senses, connecting with each other and creating art together.

- COMMUNITY TEA TREE: write your tea stories and share what tea means to you, your family or your culture
- TEA LESSONS: engage your senses of sight and smell, as well as taste
- GONG FU CHA: enjoy a traditional Chinese tea ceremony
- TEA LEAF READING: explore one of the oldest form of pictorial reading
- TEACUP PAINTING: Get creative with some personalized gifts for family, friends or yourself! Paint two porcelain teacups – all materials provided. (Three sessions – 1:00pm, 2:00pm & 3:00pm, maximum 15 participants in each session. 8 spots free for pre-registered youth ages 8 – 18; and 7 spots open to all participants with additional cost of $5/person)

*For youth between 8 – 18 years of age

We have a limited number of 8 free spots for each session of Tea Stories and Painting Teacups (1pm, 2pm & 3pm). Please email Susan Ma, Education Coordinator at [email protected] to register.

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Dec 15th, 2012
1 - 4 pm


Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden (578 Carrall Street)